My sister had as her Facebook status one day.....aging seems to be the only available way to live a longer life....Dee Auber.......seems appropriate for me as I'm soon advancing another year on the monopoly board of life.
The only part of aging I have a problem with is aches and pains, wrinkles (I really have a problem with wrinkles), body parts starting to head south and younger people acting like I'm old! Yes, I think that's it....although my memory is going along with everything else. What was I saying?
Oh, yea, just a couple of years ago I was having my 50th birthday. Some of my friends had a great surprise party.......I'm not crazy about surprises, but it was really a great party.
I had planned to be fit by 50.......that didn't work out so well so my new plan is to be sexy by 60 and I have one year and two days to accomplish that. We shall see.
Looks like the coconuts were already beginning to droop at 50!
I just barely missed the fit part. By about 30 lbs.
But truly, my mama always said the 50's were the best years of her life, and it's certainly been true.
Yes, there have been some bumps in the road...and a couple of sinkholes, but over all these years have been great. I have one more to go so I'll have to make it really good.
Like make a sunny day out of rain.
Here are some very random, not always in the first person, in no particular order and not including every single thing...memory you know....... things I may or may not have learned and may or may not remember
I have NO control over anyone other than myself and sometimes not even myself. I also have NO control over most if not all situations, o.k. all.
Pray before I open my mouth.....Put a guard over my mouth Oh, Lord!
Pray that I WILL NOT open my mouth in most situations.
Be patient.....working on that one
Love, love, love
My children will embarrass me and I will embarrass them at one time or another
I will embarrass myself more
Love my husband more each day......that is the easy one!
Dress up even just to clean house...anyone who ever watched soap operas knows this!
But some days stay in your pajamas till noon or maybe even later!
Do something you don't have to do and don't tell anyone...make sure it's nice......like not rolling yards or anything.
Smile......it really does make you and everyone around you feel better
Be nice to cashiers.....it's not their fault if you're having a bad day
Never nag.....working on that one too.....probably for the rest of my life
Stop worrying, it doesn't change anything.....I most probably won't accomplish that one in this lifetime either.
During my mid 50's I stopped coloring my hair. That has been so freeing, and I don't see a line of roots in every picture......plus saves a lot of money. To be used on something else of course.
I 'm not the expert on everything......this was a huge shock to me
During my mid 50's two of my grandchildren became teenagers.....if that doesn't slam the age home I don't know what will. I also got a brand new grandson and inherited another teen! Life is good!
Grandchildren are a gift.......a precious gift.
Life is a gift.
Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your mind and with all your strength
Remember you may be the only Bible some people read
Live well.....you'll die one day and people will talk about you.